When was the last time that you withdrew your love from someone? Was that Biblical?

A friend shared this on her Facebook timeline today. I thought to myself, “It is hilarious!”  Then I  had to repent of my thoughts. You see, it is only hilarious it didn’t happen to you!

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 Sometimes I wonder if we – humanity – understands what the word friend means?

We throw the word around, but our actions do not match the word. The other word that we use prolifically is “LOVE” and our actions do not match that word either! Love is an action verb.  Let’s look at those Biblical actions shall we?

  1. Love is patient
  2. love is kind.
  3. It does not envy,
  4. It does not boast,
  5. It is not proud.  
  6. It does not dishonor others,
  7. It is not self-seeking,
  8. It is not easily angered,
  9. It keeps no record of wrongs.  
  10. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
  11. It always protects,
  12. Always trusts, 
  13. Always hopes,
  14. Always perseveres. (I Corinthians 13:4-6)

Once given we cannot decide to take it away! Why can it not fail?   What does the rest of I Corinthians 13: say about love?

  1. Love never fails.
  2. But where there are prophecies, they will cease;
  3. where there are tongues, they will be stilled;
  4. where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
  5. For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
  6.  but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.
  7. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.
  8. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.
  9.  For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.
  10. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
  11. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

This is why if you stop giving something to someone then it was not true love in the first place. AGAPE love – the love of God to others. The kind of love that God expects from us can never be taken back. When we do then we are no more than, a child – talking, living, and reasoning like a child makes us a spiritual child,

  1. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child (vs. 11).
  2. [and not a mature Christian].
  3. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me (vs. 11)..

So, my friends let us take a look at our hearts.  When was the last time that we decided that a person was no  longer your friend and did not deserve our love? If we have done that then it was not LOVE in the first place!  If you are guilty of this sin my friends.  Please repent of it right now.  God is not pleased with us when we behave in an unChristlike manner.

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